Office of the Auditor General Manitoba

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The Auditor General’s Office (formerly known as the Provincial Auditor’s Office) is a team of people dedicated to providing a service to the citizens of Manitoba. That service is to work with the members of the legislature to help build an environment of trust between the citizenry and public institutions.

The main purpose of this site is to provide easy access to our reports and a greater awareness of the role of the Auditor General. We encourage all visitors to join with us in a dialogue about improving the operations of public institutions in Manitoba.

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Manitoba's apprenticeship program needs stronger oversight

WINNIPEG – Auditor General of Manitoba Norm Ricard today released his report on the Management of Manitoba’s Apprenticeship Program. The report includes 20 recommendations. “Apprenticeships are important because they give workers an opportunity to earn while they learn, and help meet industry’s need for skilled labour,” says Ricard. “Our audit found gaps in Apprenticeship Manitoba’s oversight of in-school and workplace training, as well as in its monitoring of apprentices’ progress. We also found weak planning and performance measurement for the apprenticeship system.”

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Audit Report on Management of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services

WINNIPEG – Auditor General of Manitoba, Norm Ricard, today published his audit report on the Management of MRI Services. The Auditor General concluded that improvements were needed to make MRI services more efficient and timely and that there were gaps in patient safety and quality assurance processes. The report notes that as of June 2016, there were 21,323 people waiting for an MRI and that the average wait time was 23 weeks. Between 2011 and 2015, Manitoba’s average MRI wait time steadily grew from 12 to 23 weeks—an increase of 92%.  

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Report of Follow-up of Recommendations - March 2017

Auditor General, Norm Ricard, today released his report, Follow-up of Recommendations.The report presents the implementation status, as at September 30, 2016 of 262 recommendations included in 20 audit reports issued between January 2013 and July 2015.